Our Team

Our team is made up of dynamic and engaged volunteers
who value youth empowerment, diversity and social connection.


Meet the staff

You can e-mail any of our staff members by writting their first name @saycamontreal.ca

Executive Director

Sonia

Sonia is a project manager. She is passionate about meeting new people and learning. Sonia loves the diversity at Say Ça! and has been with us since the beginning. Did you know Sonia can read Arabic but cannot speak it?

Development Officer

Victoria

Victoria is an international development professional with experience in research on forced migration. She has lived in many different countries and has firsthand experience with doing coursework in a new language, which is why she is excited about being part of Say Ça! Her hobbies include yoga, reading historical fiction, and playing basketball.

Student Coordinator

Leen

Leen is a doctor who is passionate about learning from people of all cultures. Bringing a sense of belonging to students who went through big changes in their lives brings Leen to Say Ça! Did you know that Leen loves to dance to any kind of music?

Program Officer

Marion

Marion is a speech therapist. She is passionate about working with autistic children. Marion is proud and loves the community we have built at Say Ça! since the beginning. Did you know Marion is afraid of cats, even the small cute ones?

Mentorship Specialist

Abdel

Abdel is a PhD student in Neuroscience at McGill. He is passionate about about learning and encouraging people around him to do the same. He loves the diversity at Say Ça! and has been with us since 2016. Did you know Abdel has over 40 houseplants?

Tech Support

Benoît

Benoît is an IT Consultant, Coach and Facilitator. He adores finding solutions to problems. Benoît loves positive environment at Say Ça! and has been with us since 2019. Did you know Benoît’s friends call him “Human Google”?

Social Media Officer

Florian

Florian is a QA tester. He loves following the latest technology innovations and space explorations. At Say Ça! since 2019, Florian loves the group cohesion between the team and with the students. Did you know Florian is a meme expert?

Program Consultant

Diana

Diana is a student mobility advisor. She is passionate about learning new languages. She loves that Say Ça! is a diverse space for sharing and learning, not only for the students but also for the volunteers. Did you know Diana likes to crochet, knit and sew?

Fundraising Team

Nicolas

Farrah-Lilia

Development Officer

Anne Gabrielle

AG is an independent researcher and journalist with a passion for podcasts. AG loves the willingness to help at Say Ça! and has been with us since 2018. Did you know she watches cooking shows to reduce stress?

Management Consultant

Mahsa

Mahsa is a director. She is passionate about gardening and nutrition. Having been with us since the beginning, Mahsa loves that Say Ça! is an inititative of talented youth who are engaged with our community. Did you know Mahsa is a foodie?

ESL Program

Catherine

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ESL Program

Muhammad Alaa

Muhammad is an ESL teacher, passionate about cake. Having been with us since 2019, he likes Say Ça!’s warm community that offers a diverse perspective to our communities. Did you know Muhammad is a very fast swimmer?

ESL Program

Kristen

Kristen is an ESL teacher. She is passionate about protecting the environment. Kristen loves the welcoming and supportive atmosphere at Say Ça! Did you know Kristen has travelled to 24 different countries and holds a dual citizenship with Canada and Switzerland?

Event Coordinator

Elyssa

Meet the tutors

Since March 2020

Antoine

Antoine loves football. Plus, he’s one of the rare yet healthy ones who don’t drink coffee! What brings him at Say Ça! is the quality time he’s able to spend with students every week.

Since October 2018

Catherine

Catherine is a caring psychiatrist who, in her free time, loves to eat! Say Ça! has given her the privilege to meet resilient and inspiring youth. PS: Careful not to mistake Catherine  for her twin sister, Suzie!

Since April 2016

Dina

The human brain is one of the many things that Dina is passionate about. She has volunteered with Say Ça since its creation in 2016 and she loves how it’s growing into a bigger family.

Since June 2018

Dylan

Dylan is an aspiring doctor who loves to give back to his community. He loves Say Ça! for its caring people. Fun fact: he can get sunburns even when the sun is not out!

Since March 2020

Emily

Emily is an avid reader who also loves music: she plays both piano and transverse flute! She is one of our new tutors who has already fallen in love with Say Ça!’s supportive community.

Since October 2016

Gabriel

Gabriel is passionate about languages and travel which is why he loves getting to know Say Ça!’s students and their diverse cultures. Did you know that Gabriel can (almost perfectly) imitate the tyrannosaurus!?

Since March 2019

Louis-Philippe

LP loves to walk in nature parks: here he is, on the Himalaya! At Say Ça!, he likes to meet students from the world over. He sometimes even speaks Spanish with them!

Since July 2019

Mariama

Music is one of the many things Mariama is passionate about. At Say Ça!, she loves to meet dedicated volunteers and brilliant students full of potential. PS: Mariama describes herself as a Lord of the Rings nerd!

Since November 2019

Mario

Mario is a law student who is passionate about helping others. He loves the friendly dynamic between Say Ça!’s students and volunteers. He even finds himself too energetic sometimes.

Since February 2019

Maude

Maude loves the cheerfulness at Say Ça! She loves writing and…potatoes!  She can cook anything from baked potatoes to fries to French gratin dauphinois. Aren’t you hungry yet?

Since April 2016

Nour

Nour is passionate about health and physical activity. She’s involved with Say Ça! because its diversity gives everyone the opportunity to learn about new cultures.

Since march 2020

Jad

Since August 2019

Toli

Toli represents Montreal’s multiculturalism: he speaks four languages! English, French, Albanian and Spanish. He describes Say Ça! as a “huge family” with “great vibes”! Did you know that Toli has played soccer for over a decade?

Since April 2016

Suzie

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Since March 2020

Tala

You can find Tala eating anytime, anywhere. She loves to help and improve the lives of others, which is why she tutors at Say Ça!, where everyone’s hard work motivates and inspires her.

Since august 2020

Manuela

Since July 2020

Marco

Since August 2020

Rym

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Online Tutor

Pamela

Since august 2020

Manuela

Online Tutor

Cathy

Online Tutor

Abdul Rahman

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Online Tutor

Aiah